RUSSELL CROWE IS TO STAR IN A MUSICAL IN THE BIG-SCREEN ADAPTATION OF VICTOR HUGO`S "LES MISÉRABLES". CROWE WILL PLAY INSPECTOR JAVERT, HUGH JACKMAN WILL APPEAR AS JEAN VALJEAN.
Anne Hathaway and Paul Bettany are among the other names who have been rumoured to take on leading roles. Helena Bonham Carter has been tapped to join the cast as Madame Thenardier.
Tom Hooper, who won „Oscar“ with „King`s speech“, is the director of the film version of the musical that has been running since 1985.
Producer is Cameron Mackintosh along with British production company Working Title. William Nicholson, writer of Shadowlands, has been commissioned to work on the script; the musical itself was based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel.
Les Miserables comes to theaters in the end of 2012.